The Get Better Series - Presented By Scorers 1st: The PB&J Game, Building Your Wealth, 7 Sleep Secrets, Coconut Water Vs. Sports Drinks
Since launching Scorers 1st in 2003, we have worked hard to connect with professional players around the world and to help bring out the best in their game and personal lives.
That's why each week we'll be taking a closer look at some of the headlines and stories making news around the game -- from nutrition, to training and development plans, financial planning and advanced approaches to overall player growth from around the world of basketball.
How Comfort Food Became The NBA Recipe For Success
"It's hardly unusual for athletes, both amateur and professional, to have pregame rituals. But the NBA's peculiar commitment to one grade-school snack goes deep: ESPN Magazine calls the PB&J sandwich the league's "secret addiction. In every NBA locker room, you'll see a variety of different foods on the table, but PB&J — if there's a locker room that doesn't have it, I haven't seen it," ESPN reporter Baxter Holmes tells Scott Simon. Holmes dug into how a first-grader's lunch ended up as a locker room staple for professional basketballers." (NPR/ESPN Magazine)
5 Lessons About Building Wealth From LeBron James
"Another financial lesson we could all learn from LeBron James is the importance of thinking ahead. Most of us are thinking about this week, this month or maybe our next vacation. But, James? His financial moves tell us he’s been planning decades ahead since the beginning." (Entrepreneur.com)
7 Secrets To Making Your Hotel Room A Sleep Sanctuary
"Sleep is hard on the road. Each hotel room is a different environment from your normal sleep environment. This makes it tough to stick to the routine as you prep for a good night's sleep on the road. Throw in a few time zone changes and you can consider your sleep ruined. Here are 7 tricks that I use when I enter a hotel room to set myself up for sleep success:" (TD Athletes Edge)
Coconut Water Vs. Sports Drinks
"Athletes benefit tremendously from a healthy dose of potassium in their diets, because potassium eases muscle cramps and helps balance high levels of sodium. However, athletes must determine the most effective drink to replace potassium stores and balance sodium levels lost through sweat during physical activity. Both coconut water and popular sports drinks replace potassium levels; however, a recent study determined the efficacy of each drink in relation to its ability to replenish sodium levels as well." (STACK Magazine)
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